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#15551 10 months ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Everything in it's place. Changed out my Pro translite for the new signed Monsters one, and today I made an LED light box for the signed Road Case translite. Loving it!!!
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I'd be taking that shit to my grave, very nice and congrats man!

#15552 10 months ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Everything in it's place. Changed out my Pro translite for the new signed Monsters one, and today I made an LED light box for the signed Road Case translite. Loving it!!!
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Bad Ass! Im jealous!!

#15553 10 months ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Everything in it's place. Changed out my Pro translite for the new signed Monsters one, and today I made an LED light box for the signed Road Case translite. Loving it!!!
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Very nice!

#15554 10 months ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

So...
Last year my wife gave me the birthday present of all birthday presents. Hardwired experience at the Birmingham Metallica show. I waited all year long, and finally went this past Tuesday night! It was awesome.
Before the show, my wife and I went backstage with the band. Hung out with the band, they were all relaxed and cool to hang. I brought 2 pinball translites (including a Monsters, which I received already signed by DD), which they were happy to sign and actually rather stoked because they like to talk pinball! James says he has a MET pin at the house. He says folks that come by and his kids love to play it. Seemed to me that Kirk was the biggest Pinhead. He listed off four or five pinballs that he had in this current collection. My head was spinning, so all I can remember was that he had an Addams Family in the mix...hahaha. And then I went front row for the show... just an absolutely awesome experience. About two songs in, a guy came by and gave me a signed setlist for the night's show.
My head is still spinning about the whole experience. Also before the show, they had a room with all sorts of memorabilia. This also included some old scrap papers they had scribbled on when they were creating some of the songs we all remember. I was blown away....
Thought I would share some pictures from the night.
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Your wife is a keeper!!! That's too cool...Thanks for sharing your experience with us

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#15555 10 months ago

I just received my Metallica Pro Pinball Refinery Edition and I have to say that this machine is awesome! I started looking for a standard Pro and then got connected to Steve at MI Pinball Refinery and decided to splurge and get this beauty. I have to say that the whole experience was outstanding. I am new to the pinball scene only recently acquiring a beautiful Stargate so I had plenty of questions for Steve. He was more than happy to talk to me multiple times before making a decision. After I did, he kept me informed along the way and gave me some other tips for when the machine arrived. The machine arrived in perfect condition and right on time. I was super impressed! If you are on the fence about getting one of these or any PB Refinery machine, just do it. Top notch quality and craftsmanship for a one of a kind pinball. Here are a few pics but they don't do it justice...

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#15556 10 months ago
Quoted from Bcarr:

I just received my Metallica Pro Pinball Refinery Edition and I have to say that this machine is awesome! I started looking for a standard Pro and then got connected to Steve at MI Pinball Refinery and decided to splurge and get this beauty. I have to say that the whole experience was outstanding. I am new to the pinball scene only recently acquiring a beautiful Stargate so I had plenty of questions for Steve. He was more than happy to talk to me multiple times before making a decision. After I did, he kept me informed along the way and gave me some other tips for when the machine arrived. The machine arrived in perfect condition and right on time. I was super impressed! If you are on the fence about getting one of these or any PB Refinery machine, just do it. Top notch quality and craftsmanship for a one of a kind pinball. Here are a few pics but they don't do it justice...
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Congrats and welcome to the club!

#15557 10 months ago
Quoted from Pinballocd:

Congrats and welcome to the club!

Thank you! It's an awesome game to play but seeing some of these scores are impressive. I have a lot of learning to do...

#15558 10 months ago
Quoted from Bcarr:

Thank you! It's an awesome game to play but seeing some of these scores are impressive. I have a lot of learning to do...

Watch the McSirTuna tutorial if you haven't...

#15559 10 months ago
Quoted from Bcarr:

I just received my Metallica Pro Pinball Refinery Edition and I have to say that this machine is awesome! I started looking for a standard Pro and then got connected to Steve at MI Pinball Refinery and decided to splurge and get this beauty. I have to say that the whole experience was outstanding. I am new to the pinball scene only recently acquiring a beautiful Stargate so I had plenty of questions for Steve. He was more than happy to talk to me multiple times before making a decision. After I did, he kept me informed along the way and gave me some other tips for when the machine arrived. The machine arrived in perfect condition and right on time. I was super impressed! If you are on the fence about getting one of these or any PB Refinery machine, just do it. Top notch quality and craftsmanship for a one of a kind pinball. Here are a few pics but they don't do it justice...
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Two beautiful games, congrats! I’ve got a Gio Pinball Refinery Star Trek LE and it’s truly one of a kind. They do amazing work. I’m digging those red LED snake eyes Going to have to look into that mod

#15560 10 months ago
Quoted from darkryder:

I’ve got a Gio Pinball Refinery Star Trek LE and it’s truly one of a kind.

Wrong thread to ask, but pics please?!

#15561 10 months ago
Quoted from roar:

Watch the McSirTuna tutorial if you haven't...

This video is awesome. I’ve only watched the first 8 minutes but will finish later. Thanks for sharing!

#15562 10 months ago

It is definitely a cool mod. I bet that Star Trek is an awesome machine too!

#15563 10 months ago

Here ya go. It was Gio’s personal machine and it is pimped to the max. I paid up for it, but love the game.

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#15564 10 months ago

Nice lineup of le's

#15565 10 months ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Here ya go. It was Gio’s personal machine and it is pimped to the max. I paid up for it, but love the game.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That is awesome!!!

#15566 10 months ago

Uh, 'tis a gavel, bruh'.

Have you ever thought much about the "hammer" on the MET Premium playfield? I think John Borg is a bit of a twit. He put a gavel (inspired by the album art from AJFA) on the playfield but insisted on calling it a hammer. Collectors who buy the game don't know any better. I s'pose the gavel is less badass than a hammer, so no one at Stern or their publicity team was all that motivated to call a spade a spade. I mean, look at it. It ain't no hammer. It's a gavel. If you accept that it's a gavel, the layout becomes more "judicial" and less - I don't know, destructive? As I say, less badass. A gavel is struck against a wooden disc, typically, to command instant attention, to restore order in a courtroom, to finalize a ruling, etc. But what is MET's gavel actually doing? Is it calling the proceedings to order? Is it emphasizing a proclamation? Well, no: it's coming down to crush a pinball. Makes perfect sense. Good job, John Borg.

If it's still not obvious, you might consult Pushead's own gavel image that grace's AJFA's LP sleeve. If Stern didn't pay Mr. Pushead royalties for this gavel idea, they should count themselves lucky. Good job, Gary Stern.

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#15567 10 months ago

My wife got some great pics, this is my favorite

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#15568 10 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

My wife got some great pics, this is my favorite
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Still not front row lol. JK. I missed the Hardwired tour sadly...

#15569 10 months ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

Uh, 'tis a gavel, bruh'.
Have you ever thought much about the "hammer" on the MET Premium playfield? I think John Borg is a bit of a twit. He put a gavel (inspired by the album art from AJFA) on the playfield but insisted on calling it a hammer. Collectors who buy the game don't know any better. I s'pose the gavel is less badass than a hammer, so no one at Stern or their publicity team was all that motivated to call a spade a spade. I mean, look at it. It ain't no hammer. It's a gavel. If you accept that it's a gavel, the layout becomes more "judicial" and less - I don't know, destructive? As I say, less badass. A gavel is struck against a wooden disc, typically, to command instant attention, to restore order in a courtroom, to finalize a ruling, etc. But what is MET's gavel actually doing? Is it calling the proceedings to order? Is it emphasizing a proclamation? Well, no: it's coming down to crush a pinball. Makes perfect sense. Good job, John Borg.
If it's still not obvious, you might consult Pushead's own gavel image that grace's AJFA's LP sleeve. If Stern didn't pay Mr. Pushead royalties for this gavel idea, they should count themselves lucky. Good job, Gary Stern.
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I feel like you answered your own question. It's not hitting wood or bring court to order. Its bashing balls. It's a hammer.
Either way, I have a pro. No hammer.
Edit: Borg is awesome
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#15570 10 months ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

Uh, 'tis a gavel, bruh'.
Have you ever thought much about the "hammer" on the MET Premium playfield? I think John Borg is a bit of a twit. He put a gavel (inspired by the album art from AJFA) on the playfield but insisted on calling it a hammer. Collectors who buy the game don't know any better. I s'pose the gavel is less badass than a hammer, so no one at Stern or their publicity team was all that motivated to call a spade a spade. I mean, look at it. It ain't no hammer. It's a gavel. If you accept that it's a gavel, the layout becomes more "judicial" and less - I don't know, destructive? As I say, less badass. A gavel is struck against a wooden disc, typically, to command instant attention, to restore order in a courtroom, to finalize a ruling, etc. But what is MET's gavel actually doing? Is it calling the proceedings to order? Is it emphasizing a proclamation? Well, no: it's coming down to crush a pinball. Makes perfect sense. Good job, John Borg.
If it's still not obvious, you might consult Pushead's own gavel image that grace's AJFA's LP sleeve. If Stern didn't pay Mr. Pushead royalties for this gavel idea, they should count themselves lucky. Good job, Gary Stern.
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The lyric is :"Hammer of Justice crushes you." Yes, a gavel is used in the courtroom, but I think Metallica is saying the gavel represents justice, but when that gavel is used maliciously, it becomes a hammer, that crushes...

Case dismissed!

#15571 10 months ago

I've restocked parts in the store. Thanks.

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#15572 10 months ago
Quoted from Bcarr:

I just received my Metallica Pro Pinball Refinery Edition and I have to say that this machine is awesome! I started looking for a standard Pro and then got connected to Steve at MI Pinball Refinery and decided to splurge and get this beauty. I have to say that the whole experience was outstanding. I am new to the pinball scene only recently acquiring a beautiful Stargate so I had plenty of questions for Steve. He was more than happy to talk to me multiple times before making a decision. After I did, he kept me informed along the way and gave me some other tips for when the machine arrived. The machine arrived in perfect condition and right on time. I was super impressed! If you are on the fence about getting one of these or any PB Refinery machine, just do it. Top notch quality and craftsmanship for a one of a kind pinball. Here are a few pics but they don't do it justice...
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Congrats. I have an original wood bb #8 Refinery Pro and love it.

#15573 10 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

My wife got some great pics, this is my favorite

Awesome pic.

#15574 10 months ago

For those that have installed spinners on the Pro, did you also install diodes on the spinners switches, or would that be redundant because you tap into the pick targets which already have diodes?

#15575 10 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

For those that have installed spinners on the Pro, did you also install diodes on the spinners switches, or would that be redundant because you tap into the pick targets which already have diodes?

I did... and forgot the diodes... the spinners didn't work... added the diodes and they did!

#15576 10 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

For those that have installed spinners on the Pro, did you also install diodes on the spinners switches, or would that be redundant because you tap into the pick targets which already have diodes?

I installed the spinners in conjunction with RedshiftLED's sound caller board/cable. It comes with long leads that tie your spinners to two connectors on the CPU. This arrangement was described to me by other Total Lightshow owners as the optimum way to install spinners on a MET PRO, so I went that route. The OP didn't mention Total Lightshow, so he may be connecting his spinners to a nearby switch - that of the pick targets, perhaps. But you're right: new switches need diodes if you hope to add them to your switch matrix.

#15577 10 months ago
Quoted from Roostking:

The lyric is :"Hammer of Justice crushes you." Yes, a gavel is used in the courtroom, but I think Metallica is saying the gavel represents justice, but when that gavel is used maliciously, it becomes a hammer, that crushes...
Case dismissed!

Fair points, Gray and Roost.

I still it's a butt-ugly gavel in the middle of the playfield.

Sorry to dare to dis' Borg. This is, after all, a fans' group as much as an owners' group.

One more hammer reference: in one of the least-performed tracks from RTL, Escape, the lyric is "...See them try to bring the hammer down...No damn chains can hold me to the ground..." So sure, James has been thinking a bit about hammers and crushing since at least '83. Still, if Borg wanted a hammer in his playfield, he might have shaped his like the one on the KEA album cover. Instead he saw Pushead's artwork and confused his own imagery. Just sayin...

#15578 10 months ago

anyone have a Premium Monsters translite they want to sell?

#15579 10 months ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

anyone have a Premium Monsters translite they want to sell?

Check Marco...they have translites sporadically...I paid premo, but love it. Good luck!

#15580 10 months ago

They gave us a couple posters. Gotta admit, when I unrolled this I went into full DAMN mode.
Then I noticed the date was wrong ha.
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Be framed next to game for sure.

#15581 10 months ago

Seriously though - why does the ball bounce out of those left inlanes straight into the left outlane so frequently!!?

My last Pro LED did it, but this (slightly newer) Premium is even worse!!!

As soon as the ball goes anywhere beyond the top of the left slingshot it's all hands on deck to stop the ball doing some weird levitation trick and jumping over to the left outlane...

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#15582 10 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Seriously though - why does the ball bounce out of those left inlanes straight into the left outlane so frequently!!?
My last Pro LED did it, but this (slightly newer) Premium is even worse!!!
As soon as the ball goes anywhere beyond the top of the left slingshot it's all hands on deck to stop the ball doing some weird levitation trick and jumping over to the left outlane... [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Borg.

#15583 10 months ago

Right. I've even heard a knick-name for it: "The Borgy Bounce".

#15584 10 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Right. I've even heard a knick-name for it: "The Borgy Bounce".

Could i maybe add a cable tie (cut off the excess) onto the side of the middle separating wire, that way the ball would hit a plastic, not metal, deadening the bounce maybe?

It happens so often...

#15585 10 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Could i maybe add a cable tie (cut off the excess) onto the side of the middle separating wire, that way the ball would hit a plastic, not metal, deadening the bounce maybe?
It happens so often...

Could put a screw through the playfield at the entrance to the outlane. Kill 2 birds - no more Borg bounce and get entered into worst hack thread.

#15586 10 months ago

I just consider the bounce a "charm" of Borg's designs. Instead of modifying the machine, I've tried to come up with a plan to deal with the bounce before it happens. If I know the ball is going to hit the top of the left sling or the top of that lane divider, I quickly deliver a sharp little forward bump to the lockbar in order to impart a little upward trajectory to the ball, so it's not as likely to bounce directly over to the left and out that left out lane. I consider it to be part of the fun in battling the machine. The Borgy Bounce still gets me sometimes, but it's not as bad as just sitting there and watching it happen every time, LOL.

#15587 10 months ago

I just closed the outlane on the left. It still goes down there but not as frequently.

#15588 10 months ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

Fair points, Gray and Roost.
I still it's a butt-ugly gavel in the middle of the playfield.
Sorry to dare to dis' Borg. This is, after all, a fans' group as much as an owners' group.
One more hammer reference: in one of the least-performed tracks from RTL, Escape, the lyric is "...See them try to bring the hammer down...No damn chains can hold me to the ground..." So sure, James has been thinking a bit about hammers and crushing since at least '83. Still, if Borg wanted a hammer in his playfield, he might have shaped his like the one on the KEA album cover. Instead he saw Pushead's artwork and confused his own imagery. Just sayin...

Kill em all, sadly, is not on the pin, AJFA is, thus the gavel/hammer.

#15589 10 months ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Kill em all, sadly, is not on the pin, AJFA is, thus the gavel/hammer.

Not represented enough but it is totally in there.

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#15590 10 months ago

HAMMER OF JUSTICE CRUSHES YOU

#15591 10 months ago

So i got a Metallica premium and its become about a nightmare to lock a ball in the coffin lock. The magent just does not seem to be grabbing the ball and i dont remember it being this bad. I called stern and they advised me to replace the board under the play field. I did and yeah still a no go. I read out the coil and it reads 5ohms and checked connections obviously. I see a setting on the menu in msec but it doesnt seem to help. Anyone got advice. I roll the ball over the magnet and it seems to grab it fine. The magnet works its like its not sensing the ball
Even with a new board

#15592 10 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

So i got a Metallica premium and its become about a nightmare to lock a ball in the coffin lock. The magent just does not seem to be grabbing the ball and i dont remember it being this bad. I called stern and they advised me to replace the board under the play field. I did and yeah still a no go. I read out the coil and it reads 5ohms and checked connections obviously. I see a setting on the menu in msec but it doesnt seem to help. Anyone got advice

Is the ball rolling over it and not catching? It's not gonna pull it from the neighboring playfield, not sure if that's what you're expecting or if it really isnt grabbing?

#15593 10 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Is the ball rolling over it and not catching? It's not gonna pull it from the neighboring playfield, not sure if that's what you're expecting or if it really isnt grabbing?

If i hit the block directly and the magnet rolls over the switch it doesnt seem to connect it. When it hits i can watch it roll over and even push the magnet down a touch

#15594 10 months ago

Have you recently installed a shaker motor?

#15595 10 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

If i hit the block directly and the magnet rolls over the switch it doesnt seem to connect it. When it hits i can watch it roll over and even push the magnet down a touch

Hmm. Not normal. I was hoping you were just expecting too much

#15596 10 months ago
Quoted from embryon:

Have you recently installed a shaker motor?

Quoted from embryon:

Have you recently installed a shaker motor?

Not recently but it seems more active as of late

#15597 10 months ago

can anyone using a colordmd and running the 1.80 code supply any instances of frames not being colored? I've held off updating my code because of what I thought I read when 1.80 originally dropped but I'm not seeing anyone post anything lately, so was it just a false alarm?

#15598 10 months ago
Quoted from j_m_:

can anyone using a colordmd and running the 1.80 code supply any instances of frames not being colored? I've held off updating my code because of what I thought I read when 1.80 originally dropped but I'm not seeing anyone post anything lately, so was it just a false alarm?

Whatever might be in need of an update, I don't ever notice. I'd do the code update if I were you.

#15599 10 months ago

I've got 1.80 and colorDMD. I made it all the way to End of the Line twice and haven't seen any non-colorized stuff. Of course, I'm mostly looking at the playfield.

#15600 10 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

So i got a Metallica premium and its become about a nightmare to lock a ball in the coffin lock. The magent just does not seem to be grabbing the ball and i dont remember it being this bad. I called stern and they advised me to replace the board under the play field. I did and yeah still a no go. I read out the coil and it reads 5ohms and checked connections obviously. I see a setting on the menu in msec but it doesnt seem to help. Anyone got advice. I roll the ball over the magnet and it seems to grab it fine. The magnet works its like its not sensing the ball
Even with a new board

Not sure if this will help but try turning setting 89 to NO. Factory is yes. This was related to phantom hits and ball not staying on magnet...it worked for me. Good luck.

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